We have an apartment nearby but sometimes stay a night or two at the Delano to have fun and enjoy the pool scene. This is a long overdue review of our several visits there over the past year or so.
Quintessential Miami hotel/hotspot. Great pool scene. Amazing people watching. (Celebrities abound). Good restaurants. Sexy atmosphere, especially the rooms. Small, but nice spa with great massage and other services.
What is there not to love about the Delano?
Ok, so the service can range from amazing to lackadazical depending on the staff member...but it's Miami (where most wait and hotel staff are more interested in oogiling their colleagues and planning for the after-party then focusing on the guests needs0. By Miami standards, the Delano does just fine in the service area.
For my money, this continues to be the most enjoyable and coolest place, by far, to stay on the beach for the 30-50 year old set. We will see if the recently opened SLS proves to be a game changer and real competition for the Delano in this regard. Ritz- too family oriented. Setai- no action/scene at the pool. Gansevoort- rooms are cheap and down market, and main pool (no rooftop) is an eyesore. Shore Club- college frat party.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of South Beach and directly on the ocean, Delano is the ultimate world-class urban resort and self-contained destination. Boasting America's first Indoor/Outdoor Lobby, the hotel's public spaces create the feeling of an interwoven "village" with almost no separation between indoors and out. With its soaring and unforgettably beautiful Lobby, legendary white Guestrooms, lushly landscaped Orchard, breathtaking Pool, the renowned Club Essentia wellness center and spa and stunning private beach, Delano epitomizes Simple Chic for a modern world. Delano offers seasonal packages and special offers including spa, breakfast and parking packages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Delano Hotel Miami Beach
- Delano Resort Miami Beach
- Delano Miami